My daughter is studying abroad this year in Florence, Italy but she wanted to celebrate Thanksgiving with her friends. At first, she was hesitant to order a turkey at the local market because she was not sure what shape the turkey would be in. After talking with some locals, she went ahead and ordered the turkey. When she went to the market to pick up the turkey, she found hers hanging on the open rack to pick up. She said it did have a few feathers on it that she had to pluck off, but other than that, the turkey turned out fine and she enjoyed it with her friends. Living in a country other than the U.S., she is realizing some of the traditions that she loves – one of those being Thanksgiving which is only celebrated in the U.S.
Today, being the day before Thanksgiving, there are a variety of articles from around the U.S. that I thought would be fun to share. First, I saw this one that suggested that “black” Friday should also be “Update your Parents Web Browsers day” – a good idea for sure. Here are some of the myths about Thanksgiving. And, for those following the UC Davis pepper spray incident (close to where I celebrate Thanksgiving), take a look at this. Some people are so creative! Here is a little history about Thanksgiving. And some other Thanksgiving facts. One tradition in my family is to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade – some day I hope to see it in person. And, finally, a Thanksgiving prayer for you, and your friends and family.